Comparison: Relationship Between American Colonists And England

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Time to Take a Stand The relationship between the American Colonists and England did not sour overnight but with a little help from tax acts it didn’t take long to go bad. The Sugar Act was the start of the problems between the colonists and England. When Charles Townshend took over in Britain’s government he imposed the Townshend Duty Act. The last straw for the colonists had to be the Tea Act. The relationship between the American Colonists and England was not good because of the Sugar Act, Townshend Duty Act, and the Tea Act. The Sugar Act was passed in 1764 with the main purpose of using the money to help provide security for the colonies. The Sugar Act placed a tax on sugar, wine, molasses, and other things. The Sugar Act made a lot of colonist angry because they lost money during trading with England due to their items not bringing as much money as before. The colonists also lost money if…show more content…
At first England came up with the Sugar Act which taxed sugar, wine, molasses, and other items. The Sugar Act was supposed to raise money for security for the colonies but some of the colonists did not welcome the new tax. Charles Townshend thought he had the answer with the Townshend Duty Act which was an external tax on paper, tea, lead, and other products. The colonists still felt that a tax was a tax no matter what the circumstances. The colonists loved to drink tea and when the Tea Tax was issued by England they were really mad. When three ships arrived in Boston with a load of tea the colonists refused to pay the duty tax and told the ships to leave. When the ships refused to leave without payment, 200 hundred men dressed up like Indians and threw the cargo overboard. These new taxes made the colonists very upset and the refusal to pay the taxes definitely upset the King and other rulers of
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